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PLCA Receives 2013/14 FOCA Award

posted Feb 10, 2014, 8:04 PM by Pike Lake Webmaster
Congratulations to the Pike Lake Community Association Board of Directors and its loyal members for receiving for this prestigious award.
Each year the award is given to one of FOCA’s 500+ member associations.  The winner is chosen by the FOCA Board of Directors from a short-list of nominees who have realized significant accomplishments benefiting Ontario cottagers in general, or demonstrating innovation in their work with members and the surrounding area.
The Pike Lake Community Association was chosen this year because of its environmental stewardship activities and political involvement. These activities include:
•             Created a responsible boating information guide to educate lake residents in response to concerns about erosion, loon nests and safety of swimmers (article adapted for FOCA website, FOCA Elert and Boats and Places magazine)
•             Improved local lake ecology by: creating walleye spawning beds in 2012 and 2013 (Received a $4000 grant in 2012 from the MNR); water testing with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority’s Watershed Watch program; involved in the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey; septic inspection program; and committed to participate in the Love Your Lake Program.
•             Established a committee to prepare input from the Association for the Tay Valley Township’s Official Plan update.
Pike Lake Webmaster,
Feb 10, 2014, 8:04 PM